Dynamic Positioning


Tuesday, May 22, 2012
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News

Transocean CFO Misspeaks, it’s NOT Likely Employees Will be Indicted in DWH Disaster

HOUSTON–Transocean Ltd. (RIG, RIGN.VX) said an executive misspoke Tuesday morning when he said that the company expected the U.S. to file more charges

May 22, 2012
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Monday, January 30, 2012
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DP Failure Mode Effect Analysis – Breaking Down the FMEA

Learning from each failure can be costly & time consuming. FMEA is a systematic method of studying failure. This ensures that time is not wasted & the

January 30, 2012
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Monday, January 23, 2012
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Engineering News

Wärtsilä and Kongsberg To Provide Full Dynamic Positioning Package for Songa Offshore

Wärtsilä and Kongsberg Maritime have been contracted to supply the power, positioning, and automation systems for two new drilling rigs ordered by Songa

January 23, 2012
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Monday, July 4, 2011
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Teekay to enter the offshore windfarm installation business

Hamilton, Bermuda, June 29, 2011 – Teekay Corporation (NYSE: TK) (Teekay) today announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with A2SEA

July 4, 2011
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Thursday, May 5, 2011
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Exclusive Interview With Deepwater Horizon Survivor Yancy Keplinger

On April 20th 2011, the one year anniversary of the BP rig explosion, gCaptain was honored to conduct video interviews with many survivors of the Deepwater

May 5, 2011
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Saturday, April 9, 2011
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Offshore Wind Farms and the Turbine Installation Vessel

Offshore wind farming has picked up steam during the last decade, with more & more countries installing these gigantic turbines in their coastal waters.

April 9, 2011
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Wednesday, March 2, 2011
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POLL: Flag State Changes to Dynamically Positioned Drilling Vessels…

As of recently, deepwater self-propelled drilling vessels were considered “MODUs”, or mobile offshore drilling units.  Recent changes to flag

March 2, 2011
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Tuesday, December 21, 2010
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Hornbeck Offshore Chief Mate Saves the Day

Image: Helix Q4000 on location of MC 252 as it prepares for “Top Kill.” © 2010 BP p.l.c. I met up with a friend recently who works as Chief

December 21, 2010
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Monday, November 29, 2010
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Getting Your Dynamic Positioning (DP) License

Here you are, fresh out of the academy with your watch keeping ticket, & you are looking to get the additional DP endorsement. Or perhaps you have been at

November 29, 2010
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Friday, November 19, 2010

Inertial DP Technology Assists

I recently wrote an article on the Future Of DP Systems but apparently left out an important technology; inertial navigation. These systems have long been in

November 19, 2010
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Saturday, November 6, 2010
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Gear Review – Kongsberg Maritime And The Future Of Dynamic Positioning Technology

It is not a secret that my favorite Dynamic Positioning Systems manufacturer is Kongsberg Maritime. Why? Because, despite the fact their DP Systems run off

November 6, 2010
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Friday, October 29, 2010
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Green Dynamic Positioning Technology

As positioning capabilities have been improved to the point where a vessel can now sit on a (virtual) dime, the focus now shifts towards refinement. Making

October 29, 2010
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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Dynamic Positioning 101- Heading alteration and speed

This week we are going to look at a particular DP function, when using the Kongsberg system. Although it is a fairly simple point it is one that can still

October 6, 2010
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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Joining a New Vessel as DPO

Joining a new vessel can be a very exciting time. There are new people to meet, tasks to complete & food to eat! You may already have experience with the

September 23, 2010
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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Hierarchy of the Dive Team

Commercial Diving is a major component of life in the offshore industry, with divers performing much of the subsea work.  To better understand how the dive

September 8, 2010
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What Jobs are Done with Dynamic Positioning? – Pt. 5

Heavy Lift This serious operation has a large potential for disaster should something go wrong. Setting large suction piles or even an entire accomodation

September 8, 2010
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Sunday, September 5, 2010

What Jobs Are Done With Dynamic Positioning? – Pt. 4

Part 4 in our series continues on with a look at Dynamic Positioning and how it is used on more conventional, deep sea vessels. Make sure to look at

September 5, 2010
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Friday, August 27, 2010

What Jobs Are Done With Dynamic Positioning? – Pt. 3

Moving on with our series; What Jobs Are Done With DP? Make sure to read Part 1 & Part 2 as well!  All comments are welcome. Pipe Lay Laying

August 27, 2010
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Thursday, August 26, 2010
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What Jobs Are Done With Dynamic Positioning? – Pt.2

Part 2 in our series about the jobs that are done with Dynamic Positioning Vessels.  You can view the first part of the series HERE. ROV Boats Another

August 26, 2010
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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

What Jobs are Done with Dynamic Positioning?

What kind of work is done using Dynamic Positioning? What started out as a technology designed to position drillships in deep water has trickled down

August 25, 2010
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